First Nations Foundation

Ian Hamm
Chairperson

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Ian is a Yorta Yorta man who has been actively involved in the Victorian Indigenous community in a personal and professional capacity for many years. He has had a wide level of exposure to policy development and program management through his work with the Federal Government (Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health) and the Victorian Government (Department of Justice; Department of Planning and Community Development, Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources).

Ian is also a former President of the Western Region Football League, one of the major Australian football leagues in Melbourne. Ian currently holds a number of leadership positions including:

  • Chair of the Board of Directors: First Nations Foundation (national)
  • Sessional Panel Member: Planning Panels Victoria
  • Board Member: Holmsglen
  • Board Member: Yarra Valley Water
  • Chair of the Board of Directors: Koorie Heritage Trust (Victorian Indigenous arts trust)
  • President: Community Broadcasting Foundation
  • Trustee: Queen Victoria Market
  • Board Member: Australian Red Cross
  • Board Member: Inclusive Australia
  • Board Member: Community First Development
  • Board Member: The National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
  • Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors: Aboriginal Housing Victoria
  • Chair of the Board of Directors: Connecting Home Ltd (Stolen Generations Service)
  • Member (Ministerial appointment): Camps Committee of Management

​You can email Ian Hamm here or visit his Linkedin profile